Definitions for "Proteoglycans"
Any of a group of glycoproteins in connective tissue, made of carbohydrates and protein. They serve as binding or cementing materials. Also called protein-polysaccharide.
A group of glycoproteins that contain a core protein to which is attached one or more glycosaminoglycans. They are found in nearly all extracellular matrices, and some are attached to the plasma membrane. ( Figures 22-26 and 22-27)
Molecules found in the extracellular matrix of connective tissue that is composed of many carbohydrates linked to a protein
Part of cartilage reducing the impacts and providing elasticity at joints.
components of cartilage that help absorb the shock of body movements and provide the joints with strength and elasticity